President-elect Joe Biden came out attacking President Donald Trump and his Republican allies on Monday for their fight to contest the results of the 2020 presidential election. Biden said Trump “lost the Electoral College, lost the popular vote, and lost each and every one of the states whose votes they were trying to reverse.”
In a speech from his home in Wilmington, Del., Biden attacked the efforts by Trump and his supporters, saying “This legal maneuver was an effort by elected officials and one group of states to try to get the Supreme Court to wipe out the votes of more than 20 million Americans in other states and to hand the presidency to a candidate who lost the Electoral College, lost the popular vote and lost each and every one of the states whose votes they were trying to reverse. It’s a position so extreme, we’ve never seen it before.”
With 81 million votes being cast for himself and more than 74 million votes cast for Trump, Biden went on to call for unity, saying “In this battle for the soul of America, democracy prevailed, we the people voted. Faith in our institutions held. The integrity of our elections remains intact. And so, now it is time to turn the page. To unite. To heal.”
Biden went on to say that Democracy had been “pushed, tested, threatened.” But he said it proved to be “resilient, true, and strong.”
“The flame of democracy was lit in this nation a long time ago. And we now know nothing, not even a pandemic or an abuse of power, can extinguish that flame,” Biden said.
Trump meanwhile is not backing down and Tuesday morning tweeted, “Tremendous evidence pouring in on voter fraud. There has never been anything like this in our Country!”